Earthquake Essays

  • Earthquake In The Japan Earthquake

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    shocked on what he have heard that there would be an earthquake in Tokyo, much more greater than the Kobe earthquake last January, that would strike at 8:30 A.M. on February 18, 1995 which would kill hundreds of thousands of people and its epicenter would be beneath Shinjuku branch of the Tokyo Security Trust Bank where Katagiri was working as an Assistant Chief. Frog had chosen Katagiri to be with him to fight Worm, who would cause the great earthquake in Tokyo, underground. But Katagiri resisted it

  • Essay On Earthquake

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    RESEARCH ON GEOLOGY OF EARTHQUAKE What is Earthquake? An earthquake is a shaking ground caused by the sudden breaking and movement of large section (tectonic plates) of the earth’s rocky outermost crust. The edges of the tectonic plates marked by fault (or fractures). Earthquakes are considered to be one of devastating natural disaster. The world’s largest earthquake with an instrumentally documented magnitude occurred on May 22, 1960 near Valdivia in southern Chile. It was assigned a magnitude

  • Earthquake Resistance

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    Earthquake resistance of buildings in Japan and risk of earthquake depending on the area In Japan, Building Standard Act has been strictly reviewed every time we experienced a large earthquake. All buildings are strictly required to have an earthquake resistance structure. Without rigorous compliance to earthquake proof standard set by a low, one can never get an approval of construction of a building from a public administration office in Japan. It is said that the collapse ratio of the building

  • Essay On Earthquakes

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    Comparing Earthquakes Earthquakes occur when the Earths ' tectonic plates shift .This shifting of one plate causes it to rub against or push under or over a plate. The place where two plates meet is called a fault line, and earthquakes occur there.The strong vibrating of earthquakes can cause damage to homes, roads,bridges and lead to injuries and death, but earthquakes can also lead to other natural disasters.Avalanches and landslides often happen, earthquakes shake most things right off a sloped

  • The Importance Of Earthquakes

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    the Earth is constantly changing, humans are trying to find new ways to predict and adapt to earthquakes. When the surface of the Earth is changing a lot of disasters happen, but the common disasters caused by plate movement are earthquakes. A lot of people in poor countries suffer the most damage caused by earthquakes because they don’t have the right technology to adapt to violent earthquakes. Earthquakes are when the ground shakes due to rocks suddenly breaking under high pressure. This is caused

  • Earthquakes In The Philippines

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    INTRODUCTION A. Background of the Study Earthquakes are one of the disastrous events which continue to endanger human life (Li, 2015). Thousands of lives and properties were lost during earthquakes such as: Tohoku Earthquake in 2011, Bohol Earthquake in 2013, and Nepal Earthquake in 2015. Effects of earthquakes differ depending on the location of the source. In major land masses, they often result to landslides and volcanic eruptions. Earthquakes occurring under water may result to tsunamis. In urban

  • Earthquake Causes

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    Earthquake - The reason for the disruption and destruction of various civilization and races! Seismic events throughout the world in the recent past have triggered many professionals to look into the matter of earthquakes with more gravity than ever before. According to National Geophysical data center, over the past century about 2 million people have died in earthquakes. Whereas about a quarter million people have lost their lives in India, which goes to show the amount of work that is required

  • Earthquake Analysis

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    3. METHODS FOR ANAYLSIS 3.1 IS 1893 (Part 1): 2002 Earthquake and its occurrence and measurements, its vibration effect and structural response have been continuously studied for many years in earthquake history. Since then the structural engineers have tried hard to examine the procedure, with an aim to counter the complex dynamic effect of seismically induced forces in structures, for designing of earthquake resistant structures in a refined and easy manner. This re-examination and continuous effort

  • Deflection In Earthquake

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    When a building experiences earthquake vibrations its foundation will move back and forth with the ground. These vibrations can be quite intense, creating stresses and deformation throughout the structure making the upper edges of the building swing from a few mm to many inches dependent on their height size and mass. This is uniformally applicable for buildings of all heights, whether single storeyed or multi-storeyed in high-risk earthquake zones. A building needs to be slightly flexible and also

  • Earthquake In Bhutan

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    3 Research Area 3.1 Earthquake History of Bhutan In accordance to the Seismic Hazard map of Bhutan, Phuentsholing city fall under the zone four which is at great risk during the earthquakes. A major earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in Narang, eastern part of Bhutan taking life of 10 people and damaging schools and monasteries. Bhutan has experienced many earthquakes of which most of the epicenter were located in neighboring countries. The detected earthquakes were not equally distributed across

  • An Essay On Earthquake

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    17 August 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake which opened deep wounds many people's lives is a major disaster. Many people lost lives, relatives and their hopes. Tüpraş as dangerous as to be close to a factory location and the realization of a time when everyone's asleep was a great misfortune. After the earthquake, everyone was mobilized and even came very big help from other countries. I who experienced this event was earthquake victims and 7 years old. In the earthquake morning, I turned the television

  • Cause And Effect Of Earthquakes

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    25,600 earthquakes that happen around the world and because of this, 62,600 people die yearly on average. This number is about 2% of the yearly number of deaths in the world, which clearly shows that earthquakes can cause more deaths than we think. Earthquakes are the result of sudden movements of the tectonic plates within the earth’s crust. These movements release energy into the earth in the form of seismic waves, which then shakes the earth’s crust, thus forming an earthquake. Earthquakes are measured

  • Essay On Earthquake In Nepal

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    Nepal Earthquake April 2015 Table Of Contents Intro How Did the way that P.M Sushil Koirala Handle The Crisis, and what was the impact on the people in kathmandu? What impact has the Earthquake had on Tourism in Kathmandu, and as a result how has society been impacted? Intro The April 2015 Earthquake in Nepal, also known as the Gorkha earthquake killed at least 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. It effected four different countries.It took place on 25 April,

  • Earthquake Advantages And Disadvantages

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    or as most know, earthquakes. An earthquake is caused by the shifting of rocks along a fault line, this movement of rock underneath the ground then sends out huge amounts of energy. (1) An example of this is when a massive earthquake hit Japan in 2011. This earthquake was one of the strongest with a magnitude of 9.0. It caused 15,894 deaths, 6,152 injuries and 2,562 people went missing. This just shows how dangerous earthquakes are. It depends on the magnitude of the earthquake, this is measured

  • Pushover Analysis In Earthquake

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    analysis will adequate information on seismic demands imposed by design ground motion on the structural system and its components. In the recent advent for structural design for particular level of earthquake performance, such as immediate post-earthquake occupancy, (termed as performance based earthquake engineering ), has resulted in guidelines such as ATC-40,FEMA-356 and standards such as ASCE-41.among the different types of analysis, pushover analysis comes forward because of its optimal accuracy

  • Dynamic Analysis In Earthquake

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    CHAPTER-1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 PREAMBLE Earthquake is a manifestation of rapid release of stress waves during a brittle rupture of rock. The complexity of earthquake ground motion is primarily due to factors such as source effect, path effect and local site effect. Earthquake causes ground to vibrate and structures supported on ground in turn are subjected to this motion. Thus the dynamic loading on the structure during an earthquake is not external loading, but due to motion of support. The various

  • Essay On Earthquake And Tsunami

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    world is full of natural disasters. Natural disasters have earthquake, volcanic eruptions, severe storms, forest fires, floods, droughts, tsunamis, dust storms, avalanches and tornadoes. But, I am going to focus on earthquake and tsunamis only. Earthquake is a sudden shake of the ground. The underground surface which the rock breaks and moves is called a fault plane. Some of the earthquake is also cause by the volcanic eruption. Most earthquakes happen on the fault lines when the plates slide past each

  • Earthquake Case Study

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    tsunamis and earthquakes. Over the years, the catastrophic events of earthquake have been causing significant damages resulting in death, countless people going homeless without basic lifelines and amenities. Today hundreds and millions of people throughout the world live with a significant risk to their lives and property due to Earthquake. A huge amount of public infrastructures are continuously at the risk of damage due to earthquake. The unpredictability and sudden occurrence of earthquakes make them

  • Essay On Tectonic Earthquakes

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    EARTHQUAKES AND SEISMIC ZONES Japan has always had a history of experiencing tectonic movements and volcanic activities. The movements that were taking place during the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and even during the Tertiary times are still proceeding today. Earthquakes are too felt across the country at each and every part, as they accompany movements along the fault lines and volcanic activities. The conditions of seismicity in the Japanese Arc System are very intricately linked to the Plate Boundary

  • Voltaire's The Lisbon Earthquake

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    In 1755, Portugal was hit with a devastating natural disaster known as the Lisbon earthquake, killing an estimated 70,000 people and destroying almost 20,000 homes. As this was considered the first modern natural disaster of its time, and because the earthquake took place in a major capital city, the event sparked much discussion on the understanding of why it happened. In traditional view, the world was considered to be the best of all possible worlds and natural disasters "were often used as illustrations